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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718887/operative-learning-curve-trajectory-in-a-cohort-of-surgical-trainees
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C Brown, T Abdelrahman, N Patel, C Thomas, M J Pollitt, W G Lewis
BACKGROUND: Certification of completion of training in general surgery in the UK requires demonstration of competence in index operations by means of three level 4 competence consultant-validated procedure-based assessments (PBAs). The aim of this study was to evaluate the trajectory of operative learning curves related to PBA performance levels for curriculum-defined indicative operations with respect to numbers performed and training time. METHODS: Logbook data from consecutive higher general surgical trainees were compared with PBA evaluations to determine the relationship between PBA performance level, operative experience, training time and indicative numbers...
July 18, 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717908/systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-laparoscopic-versus-open-appendicectomy-in-adults-with-complicated-appendicitis-an-update-of-the-literature
#2
Christos Athanasiou, Sonia Lockwood, Georgios A Markides
AIMS: To review and compare the outcomes of laparoscopic (LA) versus open appendicectomy (OA) in complicated appendicitis in adult patients, eight years after the last literature review. METHODS: The PRISMA guidelines were adhered to. Pre-defined inclusion and exclusion criteria were used to search the PubMed, Scopus and Cochrane databases and extract relevant data. Methodological and quality assessment was undertaken with outcome meta-analysis and subgroup analyses of methodological quality, type of study and year of study...
July 17, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687027/emergency-appendicectomy-in-australia-findings-from-a-multicentre-prospective-study
#3
Thomas Arthur, Richard Gartrell, Bavahuna Manoharan, David Parker
BACKGROUND: Emergency appendicectomy is the most common emergency surgical procedure performed in Australia. Despite this frequency, there is a relative paucity of contemporary, broad-based, local data that examine how emergency appendicectomies are currently performed and what are the outcomes from these operations. METHODS: A multicentre, prospective, observational study was performed. Patients were recruited by local investigators for a period of 2 months with 30-day follow-up...
July 7, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681523/caecal-volvulus-post-appendicectomy-in-pregnancy-a-case-report
#4
Baillie W C Ferris, Garry Dyke
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 5, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677879/economic-evaluation-of-antibiotic-therapy-versus-appendicectomy-for-the-treatment-of-uncomplicated-acute-appendicitis-from-the-appac-randomized-clinical-trial
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S Sippola, J Grönroos, R Tuominen, H Paajanen, T Rautio, P Nordström, M Aarnio, T Rantanen, S Hurme, P Salminen
BACKGROUND: An increasing amount of evidence supports antibiotic therapy for treating uncomplicated acute appendicitis. The objective of this study was to compare the costs of antibiotics alone versus appendicectomy in treating uncomplicated acute appendicitis within the randomized controlled APPAC (APPendicitis ACuta) trial. METHODS: The APPAC multicentre, non-inferiority RCT was conducted on patients with CT-confirmed uncomplicated acute appendicitis. Patients were assigned randomly to appendicectomy or antibiotic treatment...
July 5, 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635513/evaluation-of-platelet-indices-and-red-cell-distribution-width-as-new-biomarkers-for-the-diagnosis-of-acute-appendicitis
#6
Noha Boshnak, Mohamed Boshnaq, Hatem Elgohary
BACKGROUND: Debate around the value of laboratory tests in establishing the diagnosis of acute appendicitis (AA) still continues. This prospective study aimed to investigate the changes in mean platelet volume (MPV), platelet distribution width (PDW), and red cell distribution width (RDW) with the diagnosis of acute appendicitis. METHOD: 200 patients who underwent emergency appendectomy were included. According to postoperative histology, patients were divided into three groups: acute non-complicated, acute complicated appendicitis (positive appendicectomy groups), and negative appendectomy group...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Investigative Surgery: the Official Journal of the Academy of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632890/minimally-invasive-surgery-and-its-impact-on-30-day-postoperative-complications-unplanned-readmissions-and-mortality
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A Sood, C P Meyer, F Abdollah, J D Sammon, M Sun, S R Lipsitz, M Hollis, J S Weissman, M Menon, Q-D Trinh
BACKGROUND: A critical appraisal of the benefits of minimally invasive surgery (MIS) is needed, but is lacking. This study examined the associations between MIS and 30-day postoperative outcomes including complications graded according to the Clavien-Dindo classification, unplanned readmissions, hospital stay and mortality for five common surgical procedures. METHODS: Patients undergoing appendicectomy, colectomy, inguinal hernia repair, hysterectomy and prostatectomy were identified in the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database...
June 20, 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605985/diagnostic-and-therapeutic-laparoscopy-in-assessment-and-management-of-patients-with-appendiceal-neoplasms
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Grace Hwei Ching Tan, Tushar Shamji, Akash Mehta, Kandiah Chandrakumaran, Sanjeev Dayal, Faheez Mohamed, Normal J Carr, Babtunde Rowaiye, Tom Cecil, Rendan J Moran
INTRODUCTION: Radiological imaging often underestimates the extent of low volume peritoneal disease. The benefit of laparoscopy in assessing peritoneal metastases from colorectal and gastric cancer is accepted, but is inconclusive for appendiceal malignancy. We report our experience of diagnostic (DL) and therapeutic laparoscopy (TL) in patients with appendiceal tumours to determine indications and role in assessment and management. METHODS: A retrospective review of a National Peritoneal Malignancy Centre's prospectively maintained database was performed...
June 12, 2017: International Journal of Hyperthermia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597674/diverticulitis-of-the-cecal-appendix-a-case-report
#9
Marta Alberich, Carla Bettonica, Mario Huete, Juan Azcarate
Appendicular diverticulosis is a rare condition. It is important to know its insidious form of presentation for its early diagnosis and treatment, thus diminishing morbimortality. In case of incidental findings, an appendicectomy will be performed to prevent complications and the development of malignancy.
June 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574593/early-versus-delayed-appendicectomy-for-appendiceal-phlegmon-or-abscess
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REVIEW
Yao Cheng, Xianze Xiong, Jiong Lu, Sijia Wu, Rongxing Zhou, Nansheng Cheng
BACKGROUND: Appendiceal phlegmon and abscess account for 2% to 10% of acute appendicitis. People with appendiceal phlegmon or abscess usually need an appendicectomy to relieve their symptoms and avoid complications. The timing of appendicectomy for appendiceal phlegmon or abscess is controversial. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of early versus delayed appendicectomy for appendiceal phlegmon or abscess, in terms of overall morbidity and mortality. SEARCH METHODS: We searched the Cochrane Library (CENTRAL; 2016, Issue 7), MEDLINE Ovid (1950 to 23 August 2016), Embase Ovid (1974 to 23 August 2016), Science Citation Index Expanded (1900 to 23 August 2016), and the Chinese Biomedical Literature Database (CBM) (1978 to 23 August 2016)...
June 2, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552813/the-established-acute-surgical-unit-a-reduction-in-nighttime-appendicectomy-without-increased-morbidity
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Matthew G R Allaway, Guy D Eslick, Grace T Y Kwok, Michael R Cox
INTRODUCTION: Nighttime surgery for non-life threatening disease has been associated with poorer outcomes, but delaying surgery for acute appendicitis may also be detrimental. The aim was to assess the effect of the Acute Surgical Unit [ASU] model on nighttime surgery rates and outcomes for patients undergoing appendicectomy. METHOD: A retrospective review of medical records of patients having an appendicectomy. Primary outcomes were nighttime surgery rate, time from presentation to surgery, perforation rate, complication rate and length of stay...
May 24, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540053/euglycaemic-ketoacidosis-in-a-non-diabetic-primigravida-following-an-appendicectomy
#12
Dinushi Dilanka Dikowita, Thirunavukarasu Kumanan, Kopalasuntharam Muhunthan, Janaki Arulmoli
Pregnancy creates significant alterations in energy metabolism which itself is a physiological adaptation to provide continuous flow of energy metabolites to the foetus. The state of insulin resistance created by hormonal changes in pregnancy enables free flow of glucose to the foetus and allows its absorption through facilitated diffusion. As glucose is preferentially available for the foetus, maternal fasting glucose level would be less than that of a non-pregnant state and in contrast plasma ketones and free fatty acids levels are elevated, resulting in a state of accelerated starvation...
2017: SAGE open medical case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536666/acute-torsion-of-appendicular-mucocele
#13
Farshid Ejtehadi, James Brooks, Hebah Hassan Ali, Vardhini Vijay
We present the case of an 81-year-old man with a known appendicular mucocele who presented to the emergency department with acute abdominal pain. A CT scan showed a change in orientation of the previously seen ovoid mass with surrounding fat stranding suggesting torsion. An emergency laparotomy with appendicectomy and resection of the caecal pole was performed. We discuss the findings and histopathology.
2017: Case Reports in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512853/derivation-and-validation-of-the-append-score-an-acute-appendicitis-clinical-prediction-rule
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Hinetamatea Mikaere, Irene Zeng, Melanie Lauti, Malsha Kularatna, Andrew D MacCormick
BACKGROUND: Although many clinical prediction rules (CPRs) for appendicitis exist, none have been developed for a New Zealand population presenting with right iliac fossa (RIF) pain. The aim of this study was to derive and validate an appendicitis CPR for our population. METHOD: This is a retrospective review of all patients from December 2010 to February 2012 of at least 15 years of age presenting to the general surgery service with RIF pain. Patient data were divided into derivation and validation groups...
May 16, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512101/novel-use-of-combination-of-electromyography-and-ultrasound-to-guide-quadratus-lumborum-block-after-open-appendicectomy
#15
Cormac F Mullins, Conor O'Brien, Therese C O'Connor
The quadratus lumborum (QL) block facilitates the administration of anaesthesia to the anterior abdominal wall. The use of ultrasound (US) improves the accuracy of the QL block and reduces the risk of adverse events. Electromyography (EMG) in combination with US for muscle plane blocks has not been described previously. We postulated that the addition of EMG-guided needle positioning might assist the execution of this block. This case report describes the first use of combined needle EMG and US to carry out a QL block performed for postoperative analgesia following an open appendicectomy...
May 15, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503333/peritoneal-keratin-granulomatosis-associated-with-endometrioid-adenocarcinoma-of-the-uterine-corpus-in-a-woman-with-polycystic-ovaries-a-potential-pitfall-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#16
Helen J Trihia, Maria Papazian, Natasa Novkovic, John Provatas, Sotiria Tsangouri, Dimitrios C Papatheodorou
Peritoneal keratin granulomatosis is a rare condition included under granulomatous lesions of the peritoneum. It can be secondary to neoplasms of the female genital tract and can mimic carcinomatosis intraoperatively. A case of a 40-year-old woman with a history of polycystic ovaries and a chief complaint of vaginal bleeding is presented. She was diagnosed with endometrioid adenocarcinoma with squamous differentiation in endometrial curettings. Intraoperatively, many peritoneal nodules were found, interpreted as peritoneal carcinomatosis...
2017: Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473939/enterocutaneous-fistula-secondary-to-stump-appendicitis
#17
Nelson Agostinho, Harinder K Bains, Franko Sardelic
The management of appendicitis with appendicectomy is very common in surgical practice. A recognised complication of appendicitis and appendicectomy is the formation of an enterocutaneous fistula. We present the case of a seventy-five-year-old woman who presented with an appendicocutaneous fistula on the background of an open appendicectomy performed sixty years prior to presentation.
2017: Case Reports in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470703/laparoscopic-appendicectomy-in-pregnancy-is-it-safe
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EDITORIAL
Philip G Truskett
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468685/a-neglected-risk-for-sparganosis-eating-live-tadpoles-in-central-china
#19
Jing Cui, Ye Wang, Xi Zhang, Xi-Meng Lin, Hong-Wei Zhang, Zhong-Quan Wang, Jia-Xu Chen
A 29-year-old farmer from central China was sent into the Emergency Department of the Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University. He had a 15-day history of persistent high fever, abdominal distention and pain. The patient was clinically diagnosed as appendicitis and peritonitis, and treated with antibiotics in a local hospital, did not improve. On exploratory laparotomy, the appendicular perforation and peritonitis were seen; appendicectomy were performed, and antibiotics were given. However, high fever and abdominal pain still persisted; intestinal adhesion and obstruction, ascites appeared...
May 4, 2017: Infectious Diseases of Poverty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463743/pericardial-effusion-as-a-rare-complication-of-a-perforated-appendicitis
#20
Dominic Ku, John G Cassey, Rosauro Mejia
INTRODUCTION: Whilst pericardial effusion is a known complication of abdominal pathology, it is rarely reported following ruptured appendicitis and even more rarely requires drainage in that situation. This work has been reported in line with the SCARE criteria (Agha et al., 2016). PRESENTATION OF CASE: We report a 14-year-old male who developed extensive right hepatorenal and right paracolic abscesses, bilateral pleural effusions and a large pericardial effusion following laparoscopic appendicectomy...
April 18, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
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